Pile Numbering Methodology

Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPIER/Substructure

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group - VM

QUESTION:  How the program is numbering the Piles while performing Pile Reaction Analysis?


Pile numbers are kept the same while modeling as well as while performing analysis. This is how the program is considering it.

1) The user assigns the Piles and related co-ordinates in Geometry TAB --> Footing Pile --> Edit Pile Location Dialog Box.                                                                         
2)  In the Edit Pile Location dialog box the pile co-ordinates in X direction is assigned from the left edge of the pile cap whereas in Z direction from the center of the pile cap.
3) When the program performs the Pile Reaction Analysis the co-ordinates for each pile, both in X and Z direction is measured from the center of pile cap where the co-ordinates is basically (0,0).
4) Internally the program is considering the right pile co-ordinates and numbers to calculate the pile reaction.

Please see the attached Screenshot for more information.